IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 207: The Acts of the Ecumenical Councils, I: Language, Procedure, and Composition

Monday 6 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:British Academy 'Projet Volterra on Roman Law', University College London
Organiser:R. W. Benet Salway, Department of History, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Peter Riedlberger, ERC Project ACO Otto-Friedrich-Universit├Ąt Bamberg
Paper 207-aMultilingualism at the Council of Chalcedon (and How to Preside over a Greek Trial Speaking Latin)
(Language: English)
Tommaso Mari, Independent Scholar Castel Viscardo
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Greek, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 207-bThe Threefold Summons in Conciliar Acts
(Language: English)
Maria Constantinou, ERC Project ACO Otto-Friedrich-Universit├Ąt Bamberg
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 207-cCouncil Acts between Recording, Compilation, and (Literary) Composition
(Language: English)
Thomas Graumann, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Greek, Language and Literature - Latin, Literacy and Orality
Abstract

The multi-layered and generically diverse documents that comprise the Acta Conciliorum Oecumenicorum crossed and re-crossed the linguistic and doctrinal frontiers of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. The Acts include (purportedly) verbatim minutes of the proceedings, a formal framework, and documents subsequently appended. This panel collects papers examining some of the formal features of the proceedings and their recording.

These papers represent work emerging from the ERC-funded ACO Project (www.uni-bamberg.de/en/erc-stg-aco/), an in-depth study of proceedings from the perspective of cultural history, tracing the destinies of the Acts’ texts, from oral utterance to the manuscript texts we have today.